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Nearly 90 elephants killed for tusks near Botswana wildlife sanctuary, group says. Government disputes claim.

Conservationists recently came across a disturbing discovery near the famed wildlife sanctuary Okavango Delta: the bodies of 87 elephants, many of which bore brutal injuries consistent with their being killed …


Michael Jackson’s elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo

An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo.


Pittsburgh zoo euthanizes baby elephant with feeding issues

A Pittsburgh zoo says a baby elephant that had a feeding tube inserted to help it gain weight has been euthanized.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Escaped circus elephant strolls through Wisconsin neighborhood

A full-grown elephant sauntered through Baraboo early Friday morning on a brief walk of freedom. The mammoth creature more suited for the “big top” clashed with the quiet residential neighborhood.


Rangers try to rescue wild elephant in India’s northeast

Indian veterinarians are treating a 10-year-old wild elephant with an injured leg to help it escape from a marshy area where it has been stuck for at least five days.


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Elephant tranquilizer makes lethal entry into opioid crisis

A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.


Washington man pleads guilty to trafficking ivory

Authorities say a man living in southwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to trafficking whale, elephant and walrus ivory.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told the Associated Press that …


San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant

The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age.


Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

Six Asian elephants danced, balanced on each others’ backs and sat on their hind legs during their last show in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday.


1st elephant conceived and born in Prague zoo’s history

Prague zoo has announced the arrival of the first elephant both conceived and born at the zoo.


Zoo says Chai the elephant died from teeth abnormalities

Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her …


Elephant herpes virus not cause of Chai’s death

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo says the elephant herpes virus – or EEHV – was not the cause of death of an elephant at the zoo. Zoo spokeswoman …


Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant’s death

A Seattle-based group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo.


Former Seattle zoo elephant found dead

One of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year has died.